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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft... Drafting Room, near Philly... This beer rocks! ... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of heavy grapefruit, apricot and pine. Surprisingly well-balanced flavor. Huge malt; lots of hops. The malt wins the battle for balance with tons of toffee and honey. Coming in a close second is a boatload of hops; big grapefruit rind and apricot with hints of pineapple and evergreen. Also a bit tangy. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet, piney and bone-dry at the very end. World class brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 8/19/06: Draught at Drafting Room: Smelled hoppy and of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and mint. Very strong hop aroma, but no malt aroma. Mintier, crisper, and fresher smelling than Pliny the Elder. Golden amber color. Slightly sparkling. Clear. Thin white head does not last. Very good lacing. Not a pretty as the Elder. Flavor is balls out hops. Citrusy and minty, with hints of alcohol, resin and pine. Heavily bitter and lightly sweet. A little malt in the finish. BITTER. Has a mild tingly bite to it. Medium length bitter finish. Average carbonation. Medium to full body. A little oily in texture. Overall, a very good tripple IPA. Wish it were drier and better looking. 9/3/9/5/18 = 4.4. 2/27/10: Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of grapefruit, hops, and tropical fruit. Poured amber in color with a creamy, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and hops. Medium body. Very dry texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, bitter, hop and tropical fruit finish is very dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
freaking good ass brew right here. good ass summer brew i gotta say. nice fruity flavor taste like some crisp ass nice flavor. looks pretty too. got it on tap at toronado in san fransicko

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 On tap at Union Jack’s. great beer. Huge nose of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Big bold body consisting of bitter hops, hop flavor and a rich sweetness. The best way to describe the body would be "sticky." Alcohol is masked completely. A phenom and a rare treat for somebody on the east coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 On tap at Russian River. Clear(?!), deep gold with some bubbles. Nose is straw-like and floral, very sweet and pleasant. Massive hop flavor and bitterness, straw and grapefruit with rich, sweet honey malt underneath. Rich, velvety palate with massive body. The alcohol is perfectly hidden. Truly excellent on the whole, very much on the hoppy side of things but not unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
Hard to decide which Pliny I like the best. Like the elder this a hop feast which is balanced by fruit malty flavor that does a good job at masking the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
The hophead/IPA fanatic’s barleywine. Intense, awesome hop flavors. Like the Elder, an awesome showcase for the newer strains of the piny/citrusy/resiny pacific northwest hops, Amarillo and Simcoe, just to name a few. Great for sipping. The hop flavors and aromas intensify at you let it warm up a bit. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Finally I got to try this beer. Wonderfu amber color with a faint head. Aromas of flower, honey and fruit. Flavor is spectacular. Sweet and hoppy bitterness at the same time, hints of grapefruit and lemon with honey in the background. The bitterness balances the sweetness well. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Many thanks to Hopdog. This beer has eluded me for a long time. You wouldn’t believe how many times I heard "You should’ve been here yesterday." Poured medium golden with a small off-white head. The nose is lovely, just all around hops. Flavors are oranges, grapefruits, lemongrass, and a little barny with a very solid malt backbone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Much thanks to hopdog for this hand filled bottle...don’t know if/when I would ever see it on draft around here. Appears a light gold with a small off-white head that slowly fades out. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of bready, biscuits, citrus, rich resinous hoppy pine, and vanilla. Much like The Elder. Taste is of the same and very delicious with a touch of caramel standing out. Mouthfeel is slightly sugary and mildly piney, woody, and candy. Drinkability is decent with some ABV that’s noticable.

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